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AccessKey pair

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021

An AccessKey pair is designed to help you access cloud resources by calling APIs, instead of using the console. You can use an AccessKey pair to sign API requests and pass the security authentication on the server side.

An AccessKey pair consists of an AccessKey ID and an AccessKey secret. Each Alibaba Cloud account can create multiple AccessKey pairs. You can activate, deactivate, or delete the generated AccessKey pairs based on your business requirements.

You can manage all your AccessKey pairs on the Security Management page. AccessKey pairs are a critical factor in the security authentication of API requests. Keep your AccessKey pair safe. If an AccessKey pair is leaked, we recommend that you immediately delete it and generate another AccessKey pair.